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Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Islander Studies: This electronic edition is based on the two volume printed Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia which can be located in the Reference Collection in the Main Reading Room at RFq 994.0049915 E56.
Gale Group: Online edition of The encyclopedia of children and chilhood: in history and society (2004)0 by Paula S. Fass. It presents the social and cultural history of childhood from antiquity to the present, through articles on education, parenting, child labor, economics, images of childhood, children's literature, play, toys and games, health, physiology, law, the criminal justice system and social welfare. Comparative articles include information about childhood in cultures throughout the world. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Available for document delivery to Australian libraries.
Thomson Gale: Including the addition of 25 new species, this new 2nd edition is completely updated to reflect the changes in endangered and threatened status. Color photographs and maps provide further illustrate the many species threatened by extinction, including amphibians, birds, crustaceans, fish, insects, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, and more. Each entry gives a species description, location, reason for endangerment, and measures being taken to prevent it from extinction. This online book is part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Public Records Office (PRO) UK: This site contains the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 Census of England, Wales, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Searching is free but viewing the records is via pay per view or subscription. To view the records of the 1841 - 1911 censuses for free go to Ancestry Library Edition or Findmypast UK (both available to National Library onsite users only).
Informit: A bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts articles on the environment and related fields. Source documents are selected from approximately 300 journals published in Australia and overseas. Subject coverage includes air pollution and quality, environmental protection and management, hazardous wastes, recycling, waste management and disposal, water pollution, environmental assessment, and pollution control. Pre-February 1998 data includes planning, heritage, urban design and town planning subject coverage.
University of Southampton: Provides digital access to a selection of British Parliamentary Papers relating to Ireland for the period 1801-1922, and is one of the principal resources for the study of modern Irish history. Papers came from Southampton University's unique Ford Collection of Official Publications. It includes scans of original census data for the years 1821, 1831, 1842, 1851, 1861 and a range of primary documents on topics relating to law, agriculture, poor relief, religion and trade. The bibliographic records and searchable PDFs are now available for a large majority of the collection through the University of Southampton Library webcat.
Education Resources Information Center (US): The ERIC database contains over a million bibliographic citations to a broad collection of education-related resources, from government reports to journal articles. Other materials include conference proceedings, project and program descriptions, curriculum guides, bibliographies, and more.
British Library: Ethos provides a central access point for researchers to access theses produced from participating UK higher education institutions. Some theses are required to be purchased whilst others from institutions offering Open Access to their theses are free.
RMIT Publishing: Mainly Australian content on family, marriage, women; culture and institutions, private, civil and family law; social services and public welfare. Content includes peer-reviewed journals from government and specialist associations tackling modern debates on topics including non-traditional families, parenting, marriage, divorce, division of labour, working mothers, birth rates and ageing. Content providers include the Australian Institute of Family Studies, Australian Council of Social Service, Association of Children's Welfare Agencies, Australian Population Association and the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law.
Informit: A bibliographic database with content covering the geographical region of Far North Queensland. Subject coverage aims to be comprehensive, and includes indigenous issues, local history, environment, eco-tourism and biographical information. Source documents include books, magazine articles, videos, pamphlets, brochures, assignments, reports, submissions, newspapers, tapes and posters.
Mura Gadi is an online guide to significant manuscripts, pictures and oral histories in the National Library of Australia relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples prior to 2003. Although it does not list the many books, periodicals and other publications in the Library relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, these materials can be found using the Library's online catalogue at http://www.nla.gov.au/catalogue/
A guide to the print resources relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders at the National Library of Australia
A guide to printed information relating to census and muster resources at the National Library of Australia. A large proportion of the census information held at the National Library is kept in microform format. Further information on how to find these items can be found in Family History Sources in the Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room (available on eResources).
A guide to finding sources of statistics at the National Library of Australia. Refers to both Australian and overseas statistics. Includes material held in print, microform and online formats.
A guide to finding theses at the National Library of Australia. Refers to print format material held at the Library only.
Provides information on how to access ebooks in various formats at the National Library of Australia. Includes information on National Library ebooks, subscription collections and the Ebsco ebook service